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    Jeanie
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    Made a fool of myself today burst into tears yelled:@ at a medical receptionest for being so clinical with no compassion stormed out of the surgery to embarrassed to go back,wont go into details was trying get emergency help for son.

    Ended going to hospital who rang around for me trying to get help ,I bet if this was a labour held seat we would get more help, and not getting funding cut off for Hacc services etc:tdown:

    Well Ive just been for a walk and cooled I need to turn this anger into something more postive and start being a lobbyist again:tup:

    #424869
    Herbman
    Member

    Oh Jeanie – it can be frustrating can’t it.

    Having said that, the public health system has been kind to me this week. I got a referral to see a specialist only 1 week ago. Yesterday the specialist called to say that they could see me next week. She is one of only 4 people in her field in Qld and I will probably need to see her once a week for some time. But from next week I will be able to see her on a weekly basis. And it’s free (public health anyway).

    I also stumbled across a bulk-billing medical centre in Loganholme. And they have heaps of doctors who are rarely running late because the centre appears to have a number of walk-in doctors and then a number of appointment only doctors. And they are friendly as all buggery too.

    But Jeanie, I am fortunate to live in the city. I imagine it is not so lucky in the country areas. :hug:

    #424870
    Tullymoor
    Member

    :hug:

    #424871
    Michelle-sm
    Member

    I also stumbled across a bulk-billing medical centre in Loganholme. And they have heaps of doctors who are rarely running late because the centre appears to have a number of walk-in doctors and then a number of appointment only doctors. And they are friendly as all buggery too.

    OK Andy spill the beans, where is it???

    A good medical centre with no waiting in my area sounds about as rare as dinosaurs.:lol:

    I gotta second the positive report on public medical care. I had my surgery at a public hospital in April and got exceptional care as well as 12 weeks free physio afterwards.:tup: Pretty happy with that:clap:

    #424872
    Gianna
    Member

    :hug: Jeanie.

    #424873
    Kirsty
    Member

    :hug: from me to:kiss:

    #424874
    Jeanie
    Participant

    No mt ben he didnt require psyc help ,more strong antibiotics for bleeding abcess in a lot of pain cant take pain killers dental hospital 100k away keep cancelling his appointments this has been going on for 4mnths .

    This is another son.

    I dont have any problems re treatment of my other son under mental health.

    He lives in another state.

    #424875
    Gianna
    Member

    OMG Jeanie, he must be in agony. 🙁

    #424876
    Chezza
    Participant

    :rip: You poor boy!! :hug:

    #424877
    Eira Clapton
    Participant

    That is awful!

    Poor Jeannie and poor boy! Ouch! Yes you do have to be your own lobbyist to get the treatment you deserve when everything is so overloaded.

    Jeannie I can understand you losing your cool over this -and sometimes that is what it takes to be taken seriously.

    I had to take my SIL last week to the after-hours GP clinic that is part of the regional hospital in my part of Perth -CROWDED!-and I have heard that in one country town you have to wait 3 weeks to get an appointment!

    #424878

    Oh hun :hug:

    Its terrable when we have to sit back and watch things like this happen 🙁 and watch our children in pain i think would set any mother off and im guessing its a stressful time and i feel you just had enough IYKWIM? :HUG:

    Im glad your turning this around 🙂

    Mental health issues or not (and i know what its like dealing with hosp, doctors ect as my mum was in and outa hospitals for over 10yrs and i delt with it as a teen amd my own panic attacks and issues) people deserve the treatment and respect as any human should. Yes i know you might say in a ideal world, no it should be happaning now…..

    #424879
    Robyne
    Member

    Where we are to see our doctors Hubby waited 8 weeks I waited 6 weeks. You can go out the back and wait for the duty doctor. Hubby got in to see his specialist with in 2 weeks of ringing up. Used to be the other way around.

    We have decided to look after ourselves and it is working. If we need something from the doctors we will just have to wait.

    Jeanie try lemon essence it will only work for a short time but it numbs the area also cloves essence. Good luck I hear the dental surgery is longer waiting list

    Doesn’t matter whos in power we are just the voters and don’t matter if we need medical help.

    I find when I go to the doctors its full of elderly people do the doctors keep them coming back as I can’t remember Mum going that often till she went to the hospital for treatment for th ekidney stone she had onece. Everytime she went the new doctor gave her different medicines and didn’t look at what she was already taking. I said to one doctor that she was already on 5 different medicine won’t it do her harm and he basically told me to shut up and put up with it.

    Even when Hubby went to have his heart checked over by the specialsist he was given 3 differnt types of blood pressure tablets on top of whathe is alreay taking. I got them but I’m not over keen on him taking them so I changed our living standards to more natural foods. We have to take charge of our own bodies.

    #424880
    baringapark
    Member

    I am outraged at the above post. You know nothing about Jeanie’s circumstances at all. She came here to vent and seek solace from her online family. I think you should pull your head in Mt Ben. When people are being brutally honest I believe they are simply being brutal :@ Would you say these things to a person’s face I wonder???

    Yes people, I have come out of my vow of silence in support of Jeanie whom I love dearly :hug: :hug: :hug: :kiss1:

    #424881
    kerrieb
    Member

    Jeanie

    I hope your son can get his tooth fixed soon there is nothing worse than chronic pain and it is awful to have to watch one of your kids unwell and being unable to do anything about it. Don’t be embarrassed about going back to the doctors, I’ve burst into tears before when I haven’t been able to sort things out in what I thought was a reasonable time frame. Most people would understand your frustration at the situation even if they don’t show it.

    Mt Ben

    Private health insurance is no guarantee of getting prompt attention. I have it and use it basically because when I get to see a specialist if surgery is required I can get it for my family promptly rather than sitting on a waiting list for non-urgent surgery.

    My DD has a sight threatening rare eye condition that when surgery is required to prevent further sight loss it needs to be done promptly. If we were to wait until it was urgent the chances of it being successful would be remote. Therefore I will be keeping my health insurance up but whilst it expensive we can afford to not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to. It is good to take care of your own health needs if you can but not everyone has the ability for a whole range of reasons many of them are completely out of their control.

    BUT she needs to see a pediatrician about something else unrelated and it is considered NON-URGENT. I wasn’t worried about getting in a real rush but the first available appointment was 4 MONTHS and this as a private patient in Geelong not exactly as small rural town. It would have been 6 months but she had already seen him in the past for something different. This is rather stressing us out the condition we need to get investigated may need some intervention and for this the sooner the better if this is the case. And also we need to rule out the less likely but potentially scary causes for it. I hate to think how long it would take as a public patient.

    In many cases there are just not enough doctors there to see. I know my mum in the country is lucky to see a doctor the same day she needs to and if she wants to see her prefered doctor it takes about 5 weeks.

    #424882

    baringapark wrote:

    I am outraged at the above post. You know nothing about Jeanie’s circumstances at all. She came here to vent and seek solace from her online family. I think you should pull your head in Mt Ben. When people are being brutally honest I believe they are simply being brutal :@ Would you say these things to a person’s face I wonder???

    Yes people, I have come out of my vow of silence in support of Jeanie whom I love dearly :hug: :hug: :hug: :kiss1:

    I don’t necessarily agree with Mt. Ben. I believe that we need a good free public health system for those who can’t afford private cover, after all we are a wealthy advanced country and it is a shame that people need to suffer because of the state of their financial worth.

    Saying that, Mt. Ben does have a opinion and I think he is entitled to state that opinion, and 3rd party friendships should not concern him, nor stop him from voicing his ideals in a public forum.

    Mt. Ben there is a lot of people who only dream of being able to save a $1000 or even $100, when life is a daily hand to mouth existence, and I for one am happy for my taxes to go to those who need medical help.

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